University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-93-5
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Owo-Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Culture Area: Owo-Yoruba
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Height: 13cm
Width: 10.8cm
Depth: 9.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929
Other Number757 - Other Number
125 - Other Number

Description

Ivory. Double; inner cylinder locked with outer by raised carving.

Yoruba ivory armlet. Double ivory armlets, carved from a single section of elephant tusk, are part of the ceremonial costume of chiefs.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957)View Objects in Exhibition
Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009)View Objects in Exhibition
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 64View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 35View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 65View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 142, 143, 145View Objects cited in this Publication

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